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21 Things to be Excited About in 2021

21 Things To Be Excited About In 2021

I don't know about you, but I'm very optimistic for 2021. There is a lot to be excited about, and to prove it I've compiled an unranked list of twenty-one things that I think are going to make this year fantastic for the decorated apparel industry. Check…
Who Is In Your Foxhole?

Who Is In Your Foxhole?

For those not familiar with the term, a foxhole is a simple earthwork military defensive fighting position. Soldiers simply use a small shovel to dig down into the dirt to create protection for themselves and others during a battle. I'm…
Brand Loyalty During the Pandemic

Brand Loyalty During the Pandemic

What is the concept of "brand loyalty" anyway? I read once that "Marketing is the act of creating a customer. Branding is the act of creating an emotional link from your customer to your company." Right now, as we are teetering on the…
What Happens Now? What to do when an Employee Gets COVID

What Happens Now? What To Do When An Employee Gets COVID

Late last week a shop owner sent me a text, "You available for a quick chat? An employee tested positive for COVID." Queue the dramatic freak out music. It is very easy to see multiple challenges ahead for this business in the near future.…
Stop protecting 2020 start thinking 2021

Stop Protecting 2020, Start Thinking 2021

I'm just going to say it. Stop protecting 2020. This year, frankly, doesn't need your help. It's already junkyard dog mean. I've written several articles about how to reinvent your business, plus a book, "Moving Past Disaster" that can…
Stop Doing This

Stop Doing This For Better Results

This article is about stopping. Usually, I write and post articles that are based on the idea of starting something. Using a new technique, trying out a new decoration method, marketing idea, or sales approach. This week, I'm taking a different…